How Securus Is Connecting Families During the Festive Season
Securus was founded in 1986. It provides prisoner communication services, information management systems to government, and tracking of people that are on parole. Its headquarters is in Dallas, TX and has four more offices in the area and one in Atlanta, Georgia. The company has grown since it was founded. It has nearly 1000 employees today.
Securus’ clients include local and county governments and the departments of corrections in a state. Securus installs and maintains the infrastructure that they set up at a low fee so that more facilities can get to benefit from the excellent services that they offer. It has made some acquisitions in recent years to bolster and better the services that if offers. Some of the companies that it has acquired include CellBlox, Archonix Systems, Telerus, and Guarded Exchange.
Some of the services that Securus offers today are telecom, video visitation, jail management, wireless forensics, wireless containment, and data analytics for law enforcement. The company’s Secure Call Platform has grown to become one of its popular products. The call service offers authorities the option of recording calls which are then stored by Securus in a secure manner. This ensures that unauthorized parties do not access the information and an external party does not manipulate it. The company also offers jail voicemail to ensure that messages reach the inmates.
Its video visitation service has been heralded as revolutionary and innovative. Onsite Video Visitation allows visitors to schedule their visits in advance and at a convenient time to them. It is just like through-the-glass visitation, but it eliminates long lines and allows for better planning beforehand.
Anywhere Visit allows inmates to communicate with family and friends who are on the outside. This has opened up the number of ways that loved ones can share experiences with those who are incarcerated. Securus put out a video that shows a video visit between a son and his father on Christmas day. The son is at home and tells the father that he was waiting for him so that he could open his presents. The son then opens them and shows them to his father. This is something that would not have been possible with Anywhere Visit. The father gets to see his family even on holidays and spend time with them. It enables family members and friends to talk to each other and share their holiday experiences.